Richard Hertle - Dr. Richard Hertle, a pediatric ophthalmologist and Director of the Vision Center at Akron Children’s Hospital
Dr. Richard Hertle, a pediatric ophthalmologist and Director of the Vision Center at Akron Children’s Hospital, assisted in the development of a procedure that treats a congenital disorder causing abnormal eye wiggle and blurred vision. Improving on previous treatments, Dr. Hertle remains one of the few ophthalmologists in the world who perform the procedure.
Leading a distinguished team of clinicians, scientific researchers, medical students, and residents, Richard Hertle, MD, diagnoses and treats vision disorders and diseases of the eye. A licensed and certified optician, Dr. Hertle holds a Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University. After earning his Doctor of Medicine from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (now Northeast Ohio Medical University), he performed a transitional internship at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cleveland. He then completed a residency in ophthalmology at Boston Medical Center.
Dr. Hertle has undertaken additional training at institutions throughout the United States as well, including a fellowship in ocular motility at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In 1991, he served as a Visiting Fellow at The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
In addition to acting as Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Akron Children’s Hospital, Dr. Richard Hertle also teaches ophthalmology as a Professor of Surgery in Ophthalmology at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Previous appointments include serving as Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Professor of Ophthalmology at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center).